The report presenting the results of the third annual survey of tobacco control leads in upper-tier local authorities in England has been published today. The report was written by ASH and commissioned by CRUK. Key findings of the report: Smoking cessation budgets have been cut in 59% of local authorities this year. Budgets for wider tobacco control work, including trading standards enforcement, campaigns and tackling the illicit trade, have been cut in 45% of local authoriti
The British Lung Foundation have launched the ‘listen to your lungs’ campaign, to encourage people not to ignore symptoms of breathlessness. The online breath test asks simple questions and then provides advice, including whether it’s time to speak to someone, such as a doctor. We at PLAN are very supportive of this campaign, and hope all our members will help the BLF to get the word out. You can do this in a number of ways: Share the breath test online Put up a poster in yo
Air pollution is a major concern for patients with respiratory disease. It has hit the headlines several times this year with shocking figures on the estimated number of excess deaths from this preventable problem. PLAN are therefore excited by the focus on air pollution by new London Mayor, Sadiq Khan. His proposals include: bring the implementation of the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) forward by one year to 2019 expanding the ULEZ beyond central London in 20
We are pleased to confirm the programme for our PLAN winter meeting. We look forward to seeing you all on 16th November 2016 at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB. Join us for lunch and networking from 12-1pm before our exciting programme: 13.00 – 13.10: Welcome and website launch. Clare Davey, Advanced Practitioner Home Oxygen Service and Chair of PLAN, & Laura Graham, Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist and Deputy Chair of PLAN.